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Melelio
Jun. 28, 2012, 09:17 PM
cat food.....:uhoh: I had an open bag in the tack room on the floor, and the ants finally sniffed it out and dove in. I didn't know this, however, when I stuck my hand in to get some cat food...until the bites happened.

Another FYI, if you get stung, put honey (the real stuff, not the junky store stuff in the bear) on it immediately...feels much better (or it may have also been the arnica, lavender and hot tea bag treatments I did)....

Petstorejunkie
Jun. 28, 2012, 10:00 PM
Ouch! I hope your hand is okay.
The fire ants have been ruthless this year. My bot came in moving like he'd tweaked his leg something awful. It was HOT and swollen. After cold hosing all the hair and half the skin came off. You could tell it was hundreds of fire ant pustules.
Got that healed and then he came in with half his face blown up, and his cheek sloughed off. You'd thi k he'd quit rolling in ants!
We bush hogged and killed the mounds with professional grade killer. I seriously hope that's the last of them.